Jon Queally, staff writer

Jon Queally is managing editor for Common Dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @jonqueally

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Monday, February 16, 2015
Krugman: Greece (and Europe) Deserve Democratic Ideals of Syriza
As leaders of the Syriza-led government of Greece participate in high-stakes meetings with their European creditors in Brussels on Monday, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is among those urging the so-called Troika negotiators—representing the IMF, the...
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Monday, February 16, 2015
Egypt Bombs Libya as Blowback Continues and Regional War Spreads
(Updated; see below) Proving that recent history and the interwoven cycle of violence, western intervention and instability in the greater Middle East knows fewer and fewer borders, the regional war against the Islamic State (or ISIS) that has largely been confined to battlefields within Iraq and...
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Friday, February 13, 2015
Jailed Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Wins Battle to Receive Hormone Therapy
Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army whistleblower who leaked thousands of internal military and State Department documents to help expose wrongdoing by the U.S. government, will receive the hormone treatment she has been fighting to receive since she was first sent to Ft. Leavenworth prison in 2013...
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Friday, February 13, 2015
'Privacy Critical to Human Freedom': Snowden, Poitras, and Greenwald Talk NSA
Filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald sat with the New York Times media columnist David Carr on stage while the whistleblower himself, Edward Snowden, appeared via videolink from Russia where he remains under asylum protection.
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Fears in Spain As Explosion Unleashes Orange Chemical Cloud over Catalonia
Tens of thousands of local residents in the northern region of Catalonia in Spain were told to stay indoors on Thursday after an explosion at a chemical warehouse unleashed a toxic orange cloud over a wide area covering approximately six towns. According to a spokeswoman from Catalonia’s regional...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
'Glimmer of Hope' as Minsk Talks Result in New Ukraine Cease Fire
Following marathon overnight talks in Minsk, Belarus that began Wednesday, world leaders emerged near dawn to announce that a cease-fire agreement has been reached to at least temporarily stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine with stated hopes that a long-term political solution will follow. Spurred...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Groups Call Time on Obama: Veto Congress' KXL Bill, Then Kill Project Outright
With members who receive large financial backing from oil and gas interests playing the dominant role, the House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday evening which would force the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Having already been approved by the Senate, the passage sets up a...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Geoengineering Has No Place Among Serious Climate Solutions, Declare Experts
Following a pair of reports published by the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday which explor the possible future role and scientific efficacy of geoengineering schemes to combat the runaway climate catastrophe driven by human emissions, experts and environmental groups are making it clear that...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Alongside Grief, Questions of Motive Follow Slaying of Muslim Family
Update (10:21 AM EST): The Chapel Hill Police Department has released a preliminary statement on Wednesday morning regarding the progress of their investigation into the killing of three local residents on Tuesday. The statement confirmed that the suspect in the shooting, identified as Craig...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart Announces Departure
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, lead anchor and the driving force of the influential Comedy Central "fake news" program each weeknight, announced Tuesday he will soon resign from the show he's hosted for more than a decade and a half. Stewart made the announcement towards the end of Tuesday's episode...
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